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How Not to Be Popular Summary
Jennifer Ziegler

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Sugar Magnolia Dempsey or Maggie Dempsey to her peers, is angry with her parents because they are making her move once again. This time she is leaving Portland, Oregon and her beloved boyfriend, Trevor.

Within days of leaving Portland, Oregon, Trevor has already called off their agreement to a long-term relationship and Maggie finds herself in the back of her parents Hearst traveling south to Austin, Texas with her heart broken. She vows to not make friends in Austin and to do everything in her power to remain unpopular. She believes that if she refuses to befriend anyone then it won't hurt so much when her parents want to leave in four months.

In Austin, her parents, Les and Rosie, aging hippies, manage a second-hand vintage clothing store. The family lives in an apartment above the store. Normally, Maggie is open with her parents but she has neglected...

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